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Where there's a will, there's a Wayside

The Wayside Chapel has provided unconditional love, care and support to people on and around the streets of Kings Cross since 1964. The essential work done by Wayside never stops, but the money we need to do it sometimes does. We simply wouldn’t exist without the ongoing support of our friends. But nobody lives forever. f you want to continue your support of Wayside even after you’ve gone, you can leave a bequest to The Wayside Chapel.

A bequest is a donation that you make via your will. Leaving a bequest to The Wayside Chapel means that your love and support won’t leave us when you do.You’ll continue to help us do what we do; to stand with people at their worst moment and see them through to better days.

Your contribution will mean that marginalised members of our community have access to essential health, welfare, social and recreational services, as well as a place where they’re welcome just to ‘be’.

To leave a bequest, follow these steps:

  1. To make clear your desire to leave a bequest to The Wayside Chapel, you will need to either include a specific bequest when your will is prepared or, if you already have a will in place, prepare a simple codicil to update your wishes. To make it easy for you, we’ve included some suggested wording below. As your will is a legally-binding document and every person’s circumstances are different, we encourage you to seek your own legal advice.
  2. Tell your nearest and dearest that you’ve made a bequest to The Wayside Chapel. This step is very important. It means that when the time comes, your family know what your wishes are and won’t be surprised to hear about your gift to Wayside.
  3. Let us know that you’ve made the bequest. We understand that your will is very personal. However, by letting us know that you’ve made the bequest (you don’t have to disclose the amount) we can recognise you as a committed Wayside supporter and keep you up to date as we further our mission of creating a community with no “us and them”.

Suggested wording for your bequest:

I give, free of all duties and taxes... (choose one of the following from A.B,C,D,E or F)

A) the whole of my estate (or _____% of my estate), or

B) the residue of my estate (or _____% of the residue of my estate(, or

C) the sum of $____________________ , ior my units/shares in _______________ Trust/Ltd, or

D) my real property (or _____% of my property) situated at _____________________ having the title reference __________________, or

E) the proceeds from the sale of _________________* as liquidated by the executor of the estate
*sale of specific item such as artwork, jewellery etc.

F) Life insurance policy no._____________ hed by _______________________ to

The Wayside Chapel Foundation
ABN 88 125 771 587 of

29 Hughes St, Potts Point, NSW 2011

The receipt of the treasurer, secretary of public officer for the time being of The Wayside Chapel Foundation is an absolute discharge to my executor.

Addionally, you may also insert a clause such as this: (optional)

Without creating a binding obligation on my executor or UCA - The Wayside Chapel Foundation -I request that the organisation use this bequest for purpose _____________________________ and I request the organisation to use these fund if at all practicable for this this purpose or the purpose in its absolute discretion which most closely matches this purpose and failing that for the general purposes of The Wayside Chapel Foundation.


Your support can help us change the lives of people like Alan

Alan started coming to Wayside a few years ago. At the time, he was living on trains and existing one day at a time, not really knowing where he was going. It wore him down and he felt unwanted. “I got myself into a lot of trouble and was in dire straits,” said Alan.

These days, Alan is now an active participant in Wayside’s Day to Day Living program, which runs group-based activities for people with long-term mental health issues. Through the program, Alan has fallen in love with the community garden on our roof. He has watered and cared for the garden since it opened in July 2011 and has even had the pleasure of learning to cook some of the garden produce in our kitchen.

“Wayside has helped me over the years and without them I would probably still be in the gutter,” said Alan.

For more information about making a bequest to The Wayside Chapel, download the brochure or contact:

Laura Watts - Bequest Officer, The Wayside Chapel
Email: laura.watts@thewaysidechapel.com
Phone: (02) 9581 9108
Address: 29 Hughes Street, Potts Point NSW 2011

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